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Rino 130
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Rino 130

 
Rino 130

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Rino 130

Manufacturer: Garmin

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Page By: OJ Loenneker

Created/Edited: Jan 2, 2010 / Jan 2, 2010

Object ID: 6742

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Product Description

Keep tabs on your friends and keep your eye on the weather with Rino 130. This waterproof FRS/GMRS radio plus GPS navigator has a built-in barometric altimeter and electronic compass, NOAA weather radio, voice scrambler and vibrate mode for your wildest outdoor adventures.

Features

Rino 130’s barometric altimeter pinpoints your precise altitude, and its built-in electronic compass provides bearing information even while you're standing still. To help you keep tabs on changing weather conditions, Rino 130 has a built-in weather radio that scans for the nearest NOAA weather radio station. You can also set up a weather alert tone, so when your radio is on, it will alert you when a storm warning is being broadcast for your area.


For extra-secure communication, Rino 130 can scramble your radio signal to secure it for your intended recipient. When you want to maintain silence, you can set your 130 to vibrate mode — especially helpful when you're hunting that big buck.
Find Your Friends

Like the rest of the Rino series, Rino 130 offers a Position Reporting feature so you can send your exact location to other Rino users in your group so they can see your position on the map page. And, because Rino is a standard FRS/GMRS radio, you can use it to communicate with any other conventional FRS/GMRS radio around.

Rino 130 can save up to 500 of your favorite places in memory as waypoints so you can visit them later. The 130 also has a built-in Americas highway basemap and 24 megabytes (MB) of internal memory so you can load additional detailed maps from optional MapSource® products.

 

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OJ LoennekerWorks OK

Voted 4/5

I bought this becauseof the Two Way radio (FRS and GMRS) and though that it would be handy. Well, it turns out that I never use the radio part very much. I could have gotten a much smaller and lighter GPS if I did not care about the radio part. Plus the radio part tends to drain the battery life faster.
As far as a GPS receiver, I do not have any other to compare it to. It does loose reception very easily when you are under any tree cover, which is annoying.
In reality, the only true time I ever use this device, has been navigating in a white out or to get a bearing back to the trail head. Other than that it stays in the pack. The altimeter function seems to work pretty well, and accurately.

I would probably not buy another one if I lost this one.
Posted Jan 2, 2010 3:23 pm

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